N.p: [Privately printed], 1936.
Fourth edition, no. 14 of 250 copies, initialed by the author “L.L.B.”. With 2 illustrations from line drawings in text. 175, viii pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Presentation Copy. Plain green wrappers, pictorial onlay of leaping tarpon on front wrapper. Small scuff at head of spine, trace of an old circular label, else fine. Custom half morocco slipcase and chemise Bruns B5; Callahan iii; Heller 2:831. Item #261754
Review of the tarpon in literature, pointers on angling for tarpon, and "A Partial Bibliography of the Tarpon", at pp. 147-150. Privately printed, first in 1921 and re-issued in five editions through 1951. All editions are uncommon.
Inscribed on the dedication leaf "For Dear Mr. Marston: with every good wish Louis L. Babcock Nov. 16/36." R.L. Marston was editor of the long-lived English periodical, the Fishing Gazette.
With a loosely inserted photograph of Babcock and a large tarpon, inscribed on the verso “My 1000th Tarpon caught at Boca Grande Pass Fla in June /51 L. 74" C 32+" Wt 103 lbs” marked for reproduction in the Fishing Gazette.
A choice transatlantic association.
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